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Clubs & Organizations

  • History Center creates Lincoln, Bibb exhibit

    Known as our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln also carries with him the nicknames “Honest Abe” and “The Great Emancipator” for the accomplishments he earned in his lifetime. His story is a remarkable one of rising from the most humble of beginnings to presiding over the land as President of the United States of America.

    Also born from humble beginnings was Henry Bibb, a slave who escaped to freedom and founded the first black newspaper in Canada. Bibb’s story has roots in Oldham County through his first wife, a mulatto slave named Malinda.

  • La Grange Rotary Club Students of the Month
  • Beginning Beekeeping

    The Oldham County Exttenstion Office will hold a beginning beekeeping class on Saturday, March 21 from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

    There will be a $10 registration fee and it may be payable to Oldham County Extension. Lunch is included and space is limited and registration must be submitted to reserve a seat.

    The workshop location is 1815 N. Hwy. 393. Call (502) 222-9453 for more information.

    The event is sponsored by Oldham County Beekeepers Association and the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service.

  • Skywarn Spotter classes scheduled

    Emergency Management to host Skywarn Spotter training class

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    Oldham County Emergency Management, in conjunction with the National Weather Service, is hosting a Skywarn Weather Spotter Class on Wednesday, March 25 at the John Black Community Center, located at 1551 North Highway 393 in La Grange.

    Skywarn is the National Weather Service (NWS) program of trained volunteer severe weather spotters. Skywarn volunteers support their local community and government by providing the NWS with timely and accurate severe weather reports.

  • Farmer named South Rotary Student of the Month

    The South Oldham Rotary Club had the pleasure of honoring the South Oldham Rotary John Longstreet Student of the Month at it Feb. 13 meeting.

    Megan Renae Farmer is the daughter of Terrie Bragg and Jim Farmer and is a senior at South Oldham High School, where she is active in Chamber, Musical Theatre, Tri-M, Link Crew and the Art Program. Farmer was chosen because she is a great student who is very involved in the complete “arts” program. She is always willing to help others.

  • Tuxedo jacket fundraiser

    Twenty-eight men from Louisville and Oldham County have been designing a Kentucky Derby-themed tuxedo jacket for the purpose of raising funds and awareness for the Oldham County Historical Society. The man who brings in the most money in sponsorships for the jacket will be the named “The Most Dandy Derby Stud.” The winner will also get a Ford Mustang to use during Derby season, as well as other goodies. There will also be a people’s choice award, voted on by the public.

  • Honoring Henry Bibb Day

    Join the Oldham County History Center in celebrating the life of Henry Walton Bibb on Saturday. Bibb was a slave who once lived on the Gatewood Plantation, located in present-day Trimble County. It was the last place where he lived as a slave before gaining freedom by escaping north. He later moved to Ipswich, Canada where he became the first black editor of a Canadian newspaper, The Voice of the Fugitive.

  • Community Briefs Feb. 26

    Snow removal notice

    The Oldham County Fiscal Court will like to notify local residents to move their cars off county roads during winter weather events. The county road department has had difficulties clearing all streets due to cars being put on the road and trash cans in the street. The county asks for people to keep cars and cans in driveways so snow removal can occur.

    After hours

  • McLean named February artist of the month

    Brad McLean has been painting ever since he took the same beginning algebra course at least twice. Others recognized his aptitude for art and encouraged him in it. He has had an urge to create for as long as he can remember and expresses himself well through visual art.

    Life has taken McLean through a variety of experiences. The understanding he received from those experiences he now draws upon for portraits, landscapes, homesteads, still life and historical romanticism.

  • Special earlybird pricing for Frogmen race

    The 2nd Annual River City Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k is back, bigger and better.

    Once again, it will take place at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015, at South Oldham High School, 5901 Veterans Memorial Parkway.

    The race raised over $10,000 in 2014 and the organization needs your help to reach its 2015 goal of $20,000.

    Take advantage of special early bird pricing. For a limited time, race registration for the 5k is $25 for adult civilians, $20 for adult active duty military and $10 for the Tadpole Trot (children six and under).